Exhibit a Success at the 35th Anniversary Event in Tacoma
exhibit marking the law school’s 35th anniversary played
a prominent role at the alumni gathering in Tacoma’s
Museum of Glass on October 17, 2007. The display included
photos, commemorative T-shirts, and early editions of the Prolific
Reporter that highlighted the school’s early days.
Interested alumni stopped by to examine the items and reminisce
with the library staff in attendance. Susan Kezele and Bob Menanteaux
organized the event with assistance from Kara Phillips, Nancy
Minton, Charlotte Anderson, Kelly Kunsch, and Associate Dean
Kristin Cheney. Dominique Bourg produced the banners, bookmarks
and handouts that graced the table.
to a suggestion from Professor Russell Powell, the law library
is making a number of Catholic periodicals available for print
or electronic routing. America,
the only national Catholic weekly in the U.S.; and The
Tablet, the Catholic weekly of the United Kingdom, are
both available in print. Commonweal,
a review of religion, politics and culture; First
Things, a journal of religion, culture and public life;
and the National
Catholic Reporter, a newsweekly that reports, comments
and reflects on the church and society, are all available for
If you would like to be added to the routing list for print issues
of America and/or The Tablet, contact Jane Grossman
or ext. 4189. If you would like electronic routing of Commonweal,
First Things or the National Catholic Reporter,
contact your research librarian liaison to set up e-mail alerts.
Back issues of America
and The Tablet are located in the compact shelving on
the court level of the law library.
Records Management and Archive Program
In January, the law
school enlisted records management consultant Belinda Bartels
to guide the development of a comprehensive records management
and archives program for the law school. Ms. Bartels’ work
will include surveying current law school record-keeping practices,
examining records management practices at other law schools, and
designing a program tailored for the law school. Her work is being
facilitated by Stephanie Wilson and Bob Menanteaux, and supervised
by Associate Dean Kristin Cheney.
Children’s Book Week Exhibit
12 marked the beginning of Children’s
Book Week. For the second year in a row, the law library participated
by creating an exhibit of favorite children’s books. Whereas
last year’s exhibit featured selections of library staff,
this year’s exhibit featured selections of law faculty.
Donna Turner created both exhibits. This year’s exhibit
included faculty member comments, figurines of book characters,
and fascinating tidbits about the books and their authors. Oh,
and the exhibit also featured the books themselves which are now
available for checkout.
In conjunction with
the favorite books exhibit, Donna also created a companion exhibit
on the history of children’s literature. If you missed this
year’s exhibits, you can still look forward to next year’s.
Stephanie Wilson Back from Sabbatical
Stephanie Wilson was on sabbatical for the 2007 fall semester.
During her sabbatical, Stephanie worked on a research project
that examined whether library subject classification systems can
better serve researchers seeking material about the LGBT community.
Stephanie also attended two conferences while on sabbatical. In
September, she was a panelist at a discussion about LGBT research
held at Lavender
Law, the annual conference of the National Lesbian and Gay
Law Foundation. In November, Stephanie attended a conference about
managing and preserving digital materials, titled “Persistence
of Memory, Stewardship of Digital Assets.”
Meet Pam Coury
The law library is
delighted to welcome Pam Coury as the new Senior Library Technician
for Acquisitions. Pam joined the library staff in early
What does your
job in the law library entail?
“I do bibliographic searching; create online interim records;
order and receive publications; check-in and claim serials. I
am the liaison for library vendors. I prepare invoices and do
financial record keeping. I also maintain and process government
What did you do
before joining Seattle University?
“I was a Technical Analyst for various engineering groups
for seventeen years. I was employed by Pacific
Lutheran University as a Library Acquisitions Technician.
I worked for PLU for 2 ½ years. I am a graduate of the
Technician Program at Highline
Why did you choose Seattle University?
“I chose Seattle University because of the university
school mission statements. Seattle University has a reputation
as a quality institution. As a former student, I have personal
experience with Seattle University from years ago.”
What are your
hobbies and interests outside of work?
“I am passionate about nature and wildlife. My menagerie
includes two dogs, four cats and nine parrots. I volunteer at
zoos and animal sanctuaries when time permits.”
Conferences & Presentations
Legal Education Seminar
Librarians Tina Ching and Kerry Fitz-Gerald spoke at a full-day
continuing education seminar sponsored by the National
Business Institute. “Find it Free and Fast on the
Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web” was held
in Tacoma on December 13 and in Seattle on December 14. At the
Tacoma seminar, Ms. Ching discussed the deep web and guided
the attendees through ways to locate deep web sources and old
web pages. In Seattle, Ms. Fitz-Gerald showed the attendees
how to locate free legal research sites, utilize online government
resources and find practice tools.
Persistence of Memory: Stewardship of
On November 28-29, Reference Librarian Stephanie Wilson attended
a two-day seminar titled “Persistence of Memory: Stewardship
of Digital Assets.” It was presented by the Northeast
Document Conservation Center and was attended by members
of the library and museum communities nationwide. Several topics
were covered including how to find and evaluate digital repositories,
getting content into a repository, preserving video and audio,
and business models for preservation.
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